Author Archives: robinna

the death of net neutrality and a deepening digital divide [video]

Net neutrality has been gutted. Net neutrality is “the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.” (Google definition)  ISPs and others who have had to provide content without discrimination, no longer have to do that. Of course, we already have a prioritized system of sorts: the ...

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The future of print books – crystal ball gazing

Over the past few months, if not years, I keep reading about print books becoming obsolete. I don’t think that will happen – at least, not entirely. I see parallels between print books and vinyl. In high school, I worked in a record store that was transitioning from vinyl to CDs (cassettes and albums kind of co-existed, but CDs were seen as an actual replacement). ...

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New Creative commons license

We proudly introduce our 4.0 licenses, now available for adoption worldwide. The 4.0 licenses — more than two years in the making — are the most global, legally robust licenses produced by CC to date. We have incorporated dozens of improvements that make sharing and reusing CC-licensed materials easier and more dependable than ever before. http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/40768

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